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Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
The James Cook Sports Bar welcomes all lovers of sports, drink & food!
US$1 - US$14
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, International, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Free off-street parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

2 friends and I at James Cook Sports Bar. We ordered: 3 beers, 3 waters, 1 coffee, 1 coke, 1 burger, 1 breakfast, the big bowl of chips, and chicken wings....and were then told that we didn't order enough. I - as a woman -...felt uncomfortable with the owner glaring at our table for an hour. So, I left. I was THAT uncomfortable. Then the owner then confronted my friends, said he had been "watching" us (yep, I knew it), and told my friends they didn't order enough and they should order a beer or leave. We were there for maybe 1.25 hours and ordered beers, appetizers, beverages, and full meals. And were still not welcome. Sure, we aren't pisshead alcoholics. We shower. Drink in moderation. Use napkins. I get it. Not the kind of customer James Cook Sports Bar wants in their establishment. So remember: Bule Women, you're not welcome in the boys club here. Boys, don't drink water here. Copious amounts of beer only. CheerslMore

Date of visit: February 2020
geoffw659, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Thank you for the 2nd review you have written . I repsponded to your partners review earlier in the week ( looks like you wrote that too) . Your claims are false . What you say you bought , you did not . You were’nt...More

Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Every time I come here I have a great time. Whether it's watching rugby, having a good pub feed, or just relaxing with the bar flies, it's the perfect place to relax. I highly recommend to everyone.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020

I’ve visited James Cook sports bar a few times over the past month. I’ve never had anything but outstanding customer service and the food has been superb every time. Having witnessed the described event, I couldn’t agree more with the management. Don’t take best seat...in the house, and share a water between two people on a busy day. To James Cook and staff, thanks for everything, see you again soon.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

Honestly if I could give this place 0 stars I would after today's experience. I live around the corner from this " Sports Bar " and like to come here for lunch or the fights occasionally. Today I showed up early around 10AM to watch...some boxing and get a seat since I had a few friends coming through who wanted to try the place out. We had lunch/breakfast and a few beers. water. coke etc - The usual stuff you would get at a pub watching fights. Right before the main fight starts " Wilder vs Fury 2 " the owner comes up to my table and says to me and my friends " You got the best seat in the house and you want to watch the big fight and not order anything " then he goes on to tell me I need to leave unless I spend more money and that hes been watching me. I told him I had actually eaten twice and been ordering drinks and food for the last two hours as had my friends + gave up every other seat on the table we weren't using. Apparently if you don't show up 5 minutes before the big fight and just order 2 beers your not a paying customer. I'm never going back to this place and as long as I live here ill make sure my friends know to never go here either. To the owner: I don't care that you were drinking and watching fights and missed the fact that myself and friends had ordered stuff for hours, but you need to learn how to treat people better if you want anyone to show up when there isn't a pay per view on.More

Date of visit: February 2020
geoffw659, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

We have taken our time to respond to your review , whilst appreciate all reviews good and bad we would like to reviews to be factual. So given the above review, I would like to put forward to version of events that we consider to...More

Reviewed 16 January 2020

We went for lunch and the food was very good. It was as good as any pub / bistro food in Australia. The prices are cheap. The staff service is outstanding. This is easily the best sports bar we have been to outside of Singapore...in SE Asia. Yep - big call but true!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

Was chasing somewhere nearby to watch the cricket on boxing day. Found this pub full of Aussies, had a good yarn and a few beers while the kiwis got smashed around. Food was really really good as well. Had a chicken pie and a pasta...ariabata which had a sensational peppery tomato sauce. Great place to hang out watch sports, eat and drink.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Nikki D, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

Thanks so much for joining us on Boxing Day - watch a great day of cricket! Glad you had a good time and we hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Our family had the pleasure of having a couple of meals here on our recent trip to Bali. Staying just 2klms down the road we found the Bar a great spot to sit, relax and catch just about any live sport you could imagine. Playing...pool out the back while listening to some great Aussie tunes. The food was well priced and tasted great. Couldn’t fault the place. Would return next time we visit for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Nikki D, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5 stars review. We're really glad to hear you had a good time with us recently and that you want to come back is all we need to know. Brush up on your pool skills and...More

Reviewed 30 November 2019

Great food, service Relax atmosphere, Value for money Fantastic day or night Always welcomed , staff remember youMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Nikki D, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave your 5 star review. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly environment, and we think the dedicated Kids Room is winner. And as you pointed out - our staff are pretty wonderful too! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

James Cook Sports Bar (JCSB) is a fantastic bar/restaurant very close to where I stay at Umulas. On my several visits over the past 10 days or so, they have continued to provide their always excellent service and fun atmosphere. The chicken/salads buffet served on...Melbourne Cup Day was fresh, the food plentiful, and the staff very attentive in maintaining the food. On each and every occasion that I visit JCSB the service, food and refreshments are always top notch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Nikki D, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

'Top Notch' - love it! Thanks for taking the time to leave your 5 star review. Our location may look out of the way on the map, but we are very close to Seminyak, Canggu and Umalas as you said. Which makes it easy for...More

Reviewed 9 October 2019

I revisited this bar and on the previous visit had had something off the menu I'd love. It was no longer on there but in the midst of a grand final, packed bar they made it for me. Amazing service, great food, fun activities, lovely...patrons, all round great place to go.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Nikki D, Owner at James Cook Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

Thans for coming down on Grand Final Day Wendy and thanks for your 5 star review. If I remember rightly it was the Mie Goreng Burger you were after?! Glad you liked and had a great day with us. We look forward to seeing you...More

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12 May 2018|
Response from | Property representative |
Sorry for my late answer Jesse. We pl;ay all the NRL, so best just to Like our FB page as I post a daily Sports schedule there at 10am every morning. Cheers and I hope your team won! Nikki
5 May 2018|
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Thanks for your message. We will be open for the FA Cup yes. The game is Sunday 20th May at 12:15am. We also serve both Bali Cider and Albens Cider - both of which are on Happy Hour at 40K from 5pm weekdays during May. It's... More
4 March 2018|
Response from | Property representative |
Thanks for your recent message. We have 2 dedicated TV boxes from Australia that screen the NRL, as well as a Streaming box that gets all the games via the UK as well. We have the NRL well and truly covered! Google maps... More
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James Cook Sports Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5